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CMS made simple vs. Refinery CMS

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Preference (32% global votes) (74% global votes)
Website cmsmadesimple.​org refinerycms.​com
Implementation flexibility (100% global votes) (79% global votes)
Out-of-the-box functionality (100% global votes) (75% global votes)
Full text search Yes Yes
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Multiple projects Yes No
Standard compliance Yes Yes
User statistics Yes Yes
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes
WYSIWYG-Editor Yes Yes
External pages Yes Yes
Revision control Yes Yes
Template language
System requirements
Operating system
Programming language
Memory recommended 512 MB 512 MB
Memory minimum 16 MB 256 MB
Social functions
Comments Yes Conditional
Trackback Yes Yes
Pingback Yes Yes
Hierarchical menus Yes Yes
Multiple categories Yes Yes
Multilingual content Yes Yes
Description CMS Made Simple, an open source content management system, allows for faster and easier management of website content. This CMS is scalable for small businesses to large corporations. Open source CMS written in Ruby as a RoR web application
Tag CMS Blog, Software, CMS, Menu Creator, Geolocation, Customer Tracking, Online Ordering Management,
Interpreter Yes Yes
Database model
Unicode Yes Yes
Horizontal scalable Yes ?
Target audience
Scaffolding Yes Yes
Design pattern
Development principles
Difficulty level
Version number 1.12 3.x
Adobe Flash Support Yes No
PSR-0 compliant Yes ?
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes
Machine Code Generation Yes ?
3D Screen No ?
Documentation level ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
E-Mail protocols
RESTful No Yes
Code Generation Yes Conditional
Dynamic typing Yes ?
Programming paradigm
Scripting language support
Free to use Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes ?
Separate Service Layer Yes Yes
Web Flows Yes ?
Creation Date 2004 May 2010
Community Driven Good Good
Wizard Yes Yes
Reliability ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
Versioning Good Basic
Data encryption No Yes
Custom queries Good Good
Layout Structure Template Yes Yes
File Assets Yes Yes
API Good Basic
Compiled language Yes No
XML Aware Good Good
Client/Server code reuse ?
Batch Processing Yes Yes
Scheduled posts Yes Yes
Cloud platform support
Admin Generator Yes Yes
Browser support
API comprehensibility ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
Webmail Yes No
Jobs Oportunities ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆
Throttling Yes ?
Bundle system Yes Yes
LDAP Yes ?
Query Cache Yes ?
Realtime Yes ?
Data Security Yes Yes
Send-In-Service Yes ?
Community feedback ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
Ease of use ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
Copy, Cut and Paste Support Yes Yes
Free for commercial use Yes Yes
Sexiness 100 126
Open Source Yes Yes
Content Preview Yes Yes
Web Developer Toolbar Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
Database migrations Yes Yes
I like it Yes Yes
Debug Mode Yes Yes
Click & Edit in Place / WYSIWYG Conditional Yes
Personalization Yes Yes
Makes you angry No No
Easy to Learn Yes Yes
User management Yes Yes
Object Oriented Models Yes Yes
ACL Yes ?
Operating system server
Package Manager Yes ?
Easy Setup Yes Yes
Jquery Yes Yes
jQuery Support Yes Yes
User-friendly Yes ?
SEO Yes ?
Easy to Config Yes Yes
Messy Yes ?
24/7 support Yes ?
Developed for Human Yes ?
State of the art technology Yes Yes
deprecated No ?
Proves You Can Code? Yes ?
:( Yes ?
Autofocus ? Yes
Image processing engin ? Dragonfly
Transactions ? Yes
Supported VCS ?
Alexa Rank ? 120 078
HTML syntax ? Yes
Embeddable ? No
Data storage ?
Native driver ?
Custom Themes ? Yes
Easy of Use ? Yes
Language Integrated Query ? Yes
Partial Classes ? Yes
Closures ? Yes
JavaScript Library included ? Yes
Insite Editing ? Yes
Extensibility ? Yes
Unit Testing ? Yes
Ajax ? Yes
ORM Join Support ? Yes
Object-Oriented Views ? Yes
Full-Stack ? Yes
Internationalization ? Yes
MVC ? Yes
Looks good on resumé ? Yes
Liked by non-geeks ? Yes
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